The illustrated rise & fall of the British Empire

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Great Britain,
  • Commonwealth countries

Subjects:

  • Decolonization.,
  • Great Britain -- Colonies -- History.,
  • Commonwealth countries -- History.

Edition Notes

Book details

Other titlesIllustrated rise and fall of the British Empire
StatementLawrence James ; abridged by Helen Lownie.
ContributionsLownie, Helen., James, Lawrence, 1943-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA16 .J26 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination352 p. :
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3580800M
ISBN 100312264291
LC Control Number2002276848
OCLC/WorldCa45182539

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